Our Program


Schedule & Career Opportunities

As you consider starting your new career, you may be wondering—


How long does it take to become a licensed massage therapist?

Washington state requires 500 hours of education to become eligibility for massage therapy licensing; Oregon requires 625 hours of education.

At PNWMA, our professional massage therapy training program is 45 weeks in duration, a total of 725 hours. After training, you'll take your state-mandated Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEX) to receive your Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) license from the Washington State Board of Massage.

Washington State requirements:  https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/MassageTherapist

Oregon State requirements:


Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (MBLex test and requirements)



With our staff's LMT placement assistance, you could be working as a massage therapist in under a year!

  • Yoga and Wellness Centers​

  • Day Spas

  • ​Outcall/Mobile Massage

  • Independent contractor

  • Chiropractors

  • Injury and Rehab facilities

  • Massage franchises

    • Hand & Stone​

    • Massage Envy

  • And many more.....

You may also be wondering—

What's the PNWMA training schedule like?

We offer day and night classes to accommodate your schedule.

Day classes are held 10am-2pm

Night classes are held 6pm-10pm

All classes are held Monday through Thursday.

      *Some Saturdays may be required- Student clinic, events, etc..

      *If a holiday is on Monday, class will be held Friday of the same week

What separates PNWMA from other Massage Schools?

  • Student general liability insurance is covered throughout the program

  • Instructors with extensive experience and instruction in the massage therapy field 

    • All instructors have practiced and taught in various educational facilities 

  • CPR/First aid is included in the Massage program

  • Focus in holistic practice, which includes-

    • Contemporary massage practices and techniques

      • Additional 80 hours of in class instruction

      • 16 hours of training in Pregnancy and sports massage

      • Extensive Deep Tissue techniques

      • Kinesio Taping, Cupping and Gua sha (scraping) practices

      • Eastern Theory and energetic modalities including Thai massage

      • Bodymind concepts and healing

      • Intro to Spa theory and techniques including aromatherapy

    • Small classes with one-on-one training

    • National exam prep class

    • Career and job outreach

    • Community minded

You can find more information in our brochure.


Enrollment is Open

Enrollment is open for our 2020-2021 725 hour massage therapy training program. Financing is available. 

Questions About Our Program?

Pacific Northwest Massage Academy

5139 NE 94th Ave 
Suite A 

Vancouver, WA 98662



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